Andrew Carter is joined by a panel to discuss how evidence-based policymaking can help disadvantaged places with low levels of economic activity and high proportions of vulnerable people in the wake of cuts to local authority budgets.
Disadvantaged places combine low levels of economic activity with high proportions of vulnerable people that have complex needs to support. The last decade of cuts to local authority budgets has made it harder for councils to effectively support these places with less funding.
It is against this backdrop that the What Works Centres embarked on a project to focus on how the better use of evidence-based policy might help.
To discuss the issue and findings from the report, Andrew Carter is joined by Meg Kaufman — Project Manager at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, Henry Overman — Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, Mike Hawking — Policy and Partnerships Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Eleanor Stringer — Head of Strategy and Policy at the Youth Futures Foundation.